Received the 2016 Book Gold for the Circle of Excellence Awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education
In 2016, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, will mark its 250th anniversary. Chartered in 1766 as the all-male Queen’s College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the school was renamed Rutgers College in 1825 to honor Revolutionary War veteran and trustee Colonel Henry Rutgers. Rutgers''s history begins in the political maelstrom of colonial America; hurtles through the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, and two world wars; wrestles with social upheaval in the late twentieth-century; and emerges in the current fast-paced global digital age. Today, Rutgers, a leading public research university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, is home to more than 65,000 students each year and 24,000 faculty and staff in New Brunswick, Newark, Camden, and other locations around the state.
Rutgers: A 250th Anniversary Portrait brings to life two and a half centuries of excellence in higher education. At its “sestercentennial,” Rutgers stands as the nation’s eighth oldest institution of higher learning—one of only nine colonial colleges established before the American Revolution—and boasts an unparalleled tradition of meeting the challenges of each new generation. In celebration of this auspicious milestone, this limited edition commemorative book includes an eclectic mix of historical narrative, archival artifacts, and personal stories and memories from alumni.
This beautifully illustrated book, with over 200 images of new and archival photographs, revisits people and programs, achievements and discoveries of Rutgers’s illustrious past with an eye toward the next 250 years.
Rutgers also offers a unique perspective on the University with contributions by renowned alumni, prominent faculty members, and University leaders—names you’re sure to recognize—all capturing the fascinating history of Rutgers and its potential in the next 250 years.
Table of Contents
Rutgers: A Laboratory for Change
Part 1: History and Politics
Part 2: Academics
Part 3: Campus Life
Part 4: Students and Alumni
Part 5: Rutgers and the Wider World
Special section featuring sponsors
Published by Rutgers University and Third Millennium Publishing Ltd
Distributed by Rutgers University Press
THOMAS J. FRUSCIANO, who has been at Rutgers since 1989, is the University Archivist, and is also a part-time lecturer at the School of Communication and Information. He has written extensively on the history of Rutgers. His publications include
The Rutgers University Football Vault: History of the Scarlet Knights.
BENJAMIN JUSTICE is an associate professor and directs the Social Studies Education Program at the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, where he teaches courses on the history of education. He has written numerous articles and recently edited
The Founding Fathers, Education, and “The Great Contest”.
EILEEN CROWLEY is a writer with nearly three decades of communications experience in corporate, newsroom, and nonprofit settings, including the Rutgers University Foundation. She is a proud Rutgers alumna, Class of ''79.
MARIE LOGUE spent most of her thirty-year career at Rutgers in academic and student life administration. She served as assistant vice president for academic engagement in the Office of Undergraduate Education and as the associate dean for student development at Rutgers College, a position she held for sixteen years.
BARRY V. QUALLS is a professor of English and former vice president of undergraduate education. He joined the Rutgers faculty in 1971. In 2006, he was named the New Jersey Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support Education.
LINDA STAMATO is co-director of the Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. A Rutgers and New York University graduate, she has served as a consultant to the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations, as chairman of the Rutgers Board of Governors, and as a member of the New Jersey State Board of Higher Education.